I just wanted to write a brief message directed towards the people who I know are suffering. I realize that everyone is suffering, really, and fighting their own battles. I think that’s something that everyone should realize. That everyone is sick and tired and sad and lonely and you just have to look past it and be grateful for what you do have and know that it’s beautiful and wonderful and good.
You have to know that you have people who care about you and think you’re a shiny, special, perfect thing and they recognize your worth even when you don’t see it. I have this problem where I feel like it’s my purpose to save people, which you can see from my past relationships, and I’ve learned that I can’t, as you can also see from the failures that are my past relationships.
I wouldn’t try to fix you. I know you’re exactly how you’re meant to be. I want you to be happy though. And I want you to know that I’ll always listen to you. I don’t know if you’ve tried talking to people already. I do know that sometimes that doesn’t work out. Last year when I finally sat my parents down and told them how horribly I felt about myself and my life, they gave me four self-help books and told me I would be in trouble if I didn’t finish them in a timely fashion. I don’t feel like my knowledge of self-help material qualifies me to talk to you, but the fact that I care does.
This post didn’t say anything of significance in an eloquent manner, but I hope you could find what I wanted so say somewhere in those too-long and wandering paragraphs. (If you got the reference in the title, I would be quite proud of you)
“We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and — in spite of True Romance magazines — we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely — at least, not all the time — but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.”—Hunter S. Thompson (via sothenshe)
“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring; renenwed shall be blade that was broken, the crownless again shall be king.” - J.R.R. Tolkien”—